Thank you, Anton, it was a good ride.

I don’t know how they did it, but they [photos, stylists, movie crew] were able to put Anton Bernardo on top of a horse in a Batangas beach, for promotional photos of the erstwhile top sexy actor’s movie Red Diaries in 2001. It was a lasting image – proud Anton on top of a robust steed, with all his little hairs in the nether regions showing. Of course, they don’t make theatrical photos now such as this one. That’s why we have to thank Anton, for such dashing and daring move. It was a good ride, thank you.

Dutch-Filipino Stunner: Alec van Dierendonck

Alec van Dierendonck was born and raised in the Netherlands [Fact: The Netherlands is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands which consists of the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles, and Aruba. The Netherlands is often called Holland. This is incorrect as the provinces of North and South Holland in the western Netherlands are only two of the country’s twelve provinces]. In 1996, then 16-year old Alec, who is half-Filipino and half-Dutch, moved to the Philippines for good. He first burst into the modeling world in 2004 when he joined the Mossimo Bikini Summit [won by Marco Grazzini] and the MTV Fashionista Model Search [won by Anthony Madden, Rocky Salumbides and AJ Winkler]. At present, he is under the management of CalCarrie’s Manila and Andrew’s Models [Kuala Lumpur]. At the recent Philippine Fashion Week [see photos above], this 6’3″-tall model, who is known for his professionalism and seriousness at work, still elicited a lot of silent sighs from the audience.

Eager Beaver: Jhon Jerico Lee

Hopeful twinkie Jhon [no misspelling there] Jerico Lee is 19 years old and stands at 5’9″. He is an aspiring model fromTarlac Province. As with the countless others who want to make it big in the biz as models or actors, Jhon is a constant fixture in local bikini pageants. He was last seen at the Hari ng Central Luzon contest earlier this year, together with Michae Hoo.

Dreamboat: Rei de Castro

Ronee Ray de Castro aka Rei de Castro is a 23-year old 6′-tall model of Mediatrix Modeling Agency. Last seen as one of the pre-pageant candidates of Mr. World-Philippines, Rei backed out at the last minute. The dusky stunner from Mandaluyong City, has also appeared in commercial spots on tv and print ads, and has been doing quite a number of ramp shows of late. Rei remains unfazed despite the nasty rumors about him, i.e. the garden variety of rumors surrounding a male model like cosmetic surgery [nose and chin], sexual preference, and wealthy benefactors.

Before heaps and loads of their glossy photos…..

[l-r: Rodel Velayo, Harold Pineda, Anton Bernardo]

…..hit the gay rags they had amateur pictures then, taken somewhere in a backyard studio or some talent manager’s office. Rodel Velayo, Harold Pineda and Anton Bernardo, who were queer fantasies in the 90s, as they appeared in sex-themed movies, magazines and even tv shows, were considered daring and uh, cocky during their prime. This was the 90s and the digital camera was just starting to be developed commercially [FYI: The first digicam prototype appeared in 1986 and the first commercial model in 1991, the Kodak DCS (Digital Camera System) 100, a 1.3-megapixel CCD fit into a Nikon film camera body. The DSC 100 is often cited as the first true commercially available digital camera, but it was sold only to well-heeled photojournalists for $10,000 to $20,000.] . Despite the crude photos, the three guys, lust idols in their time, still turned out in remarkable images, if you ask me.

Good morning Jayvee.

Twenty-two year old Engineering student Jayvee Cepeda is getting to be a regular in this blog, and how! He recently came out of recovery from a motorcycle accident, but now he is back and roaring, uh, raring to work. The regular chunka-hunka Bed-goer does modeling on the side, plus some stints in the Datu ng Maynila and Maharlikang Pilipino search, both all-male personality [read: bikini] contests.

Posing 101: Lying Face Down

[Anton Bernardo]

[Romano Vasquez]

[Jay Manalo]

[Patrick Guzman]

[Harold Pineda]

[Rodel Velayo]
Back in the olden days, when see-through meant curtains and not men’s underwear, one of the more popular variant poses for the strip-for-pay actors was the one lying face down. Plausibly, photogs for the gay mags who got tired asking their subjects to merely pose with their skivvies on, had to ask the guys to just lie down, with butt-crack showing. Remember, this was in the 90s and it was big deal then for these actors to well, position themselves that way. It was sufficient enough to tickle the prurient fancy of every adolescent gay boy then.